Chartered Designer


Chartered status is the ultimate international recognition of professional practice in your design specialism. The Society is able to award Chartered Designer status on behalf of The Register of Chartered Designers to those who demonstrate and maintain the highest standards of professional design practice.

Any designer may apply for the Pathway to Chartered Designer in their design specialism which consists of five stages: registration, portfolio, review, ratification and compliance.

If you wish to find out more about the Pathway to Chartered Designer including associated fees and various exemptions please visit the ‘Chartership’ pages on this website or click below.

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To celebrate Minerva@90 all fees are calculated at 90% of the full professional membership rate during this anniversary year until 31 December 2021 so join in this unique celebration by becoming an internationally recognised Chartered Designer in your design specialism.

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Chartered Designer

Application fee non-CSD members £240 (non-refundable)
Application fee for Fellows/FCSD £60 (non-refundable)
Application fee for Members/MCSD £80 (non-refundable)
Exemptions apply to CSD Licenced and Recognised bodies

Joining fee £100


Annually for MCSD membership £295 (Minerva@90 fee £265.50)
Annually for FCSD membership £375 (Mineva@90 fee £337.50)

To celebrate Minerva@90 all full annual professional fees are calculated at 90% until 31 December 2021 for existing and new Members. So it makes sense more than ever to

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